Temple? Shrine?Posted date：2018-10-24
Author：くらま天狗(Kurama Tengu) Transrator：ポンタ(Ponta)
Category：Kyoto tourist spot
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I will talk about the theme that which is better photo spots, shrines or temples, based on my experience of having been taking pictures mainly of temples and shrines as sightseeing spots in Kyoto.
An example of a temple
An example of a shrine
Shrines and temples are often recited in a bundle, but there are big difference between shrines and temples as photo spots. The main difference is that whether we need to pay admission fees or not. Many shrines don’t need admission fees to enter, though, you can put coins in the offer. On the other hand, most temples require us to pay admission fees of several hundred yen.
Then, that we should choose shrines that don’t need admission fees is not just a simple story. Shrines have fewer highlights as they are not well organized and look having the similar styles whichever shrines we go to due to lack of money from not demanding admission fees.
On the other hand, I can see that there are many temples with persuasive highlights worth the price such as well-maintained Japanese gardens, and cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in fall.
The point is whether we pay for it or not.(^_^)b
Personally, I go to temples and take photos even if I must pay for entrance in the seasons when cherry blossoms or autumn leaves look great in the temples such as spring or late autumn. In other seasons, I choose to go to shrines with no admission fee to take photo there. I can say that there are some shrines with attractive spots for photos such as Fushimi-Inari Taisha.(^_^)
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